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Oklahoma protest aims to block Keystone XL construction

Two Texas men were arrested Monday after a protest along the Keystone XL route in Hughes County.
BY JAY F. MARKS Business Writer jmarks@opubco.com Modified: April 29, 2013 at 11:22 am •  Published: April 29, 2013
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/articleid/3804533/1/pictures/2039364">Photo - Protesters tried to block construction of the Keystone XL pipeline Monday near Spaulding in Hughes County. (photo provided)
Protesters tried to block construction of the Keystone XL pipeline Monday near Spaulding in Hughes County. (photo provided)

Opponents of the project contend it is inherently dangerous due to the environmental risks posed by continued oil sands extraction and transportation.

“This pipeline is essential for continued tar sands exploitation, which poses an imminent threat to the health of indigenous communities near the point of extraction, fence-line communities around the toxic refineries, and ultimately the health of every living being along the route,” said Butler, who was born at Tinker Air Force Base. “I believe in a more beautiful world, one where the profits of a corporation don't outweigh the health of the people and the planet.”


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